In thick patches are those rushes, springing by the way (-side) ; / Let not the cattle and sheep trample them. / [...] Cf. Shijing 246
The Master said, "It is not easy to find a man who has learned for three years without coming to be good." [...] Cf. Lunyu 200
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
The Son of Heaven in Yuanhe times was martial as a god / And might be likened only to the Emperors Xuan and Xi. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 73
Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense [...] Cf. Sunzi 78
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